Reverse: Inscribed shield within wreath

Obverse: Bust of young Nero

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Ephesus
Material: Silver
Denomination: Tetradrachm
Issuing Authority: Nero
Actual Weight: 11.46 g.
Date: ca. 51 AD
Dimensions: 26 mm.
Region: Ionia
Period: Julio-Claudian

Obverse Type: Inscribed shield within a laurel crown

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund

Commentary: Imperial cistophoric tetradrachm

Sources Used: BMCRE I, 198, no. 236; pl. 34, 5; Archaeology 12 (1959) 5, illus.